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Audi TT

Audi TT

Fitting a shortened Golf floorpan underneath their sportscar, Audi created a masterpiece in design with the TT. From the sharp-edged looks through to the heavily stitched leather interior, the car was instantly recognizable as Audi in design. The exterior harked back to the pre-WW2 Auto Union racers, while huge 17-inch (432mm) diameter rims pushed to each corner gave the car an almost futuristic feel. The base engine in the TT was the 110ci (1.8-liter) turbo unit as used in the VW and Audi range, though top was the Quattro with five-valves per cylinder, a KKK K04 turbocharger, new intake manifolds plus a six-speed gearbox to make the most of the 225bhp (168kW). MacPherson struts and a double wishbone rear on the Quattro made for fantastic handling with tremendous grip. However, even the base model offered good road-holding and performance from the punchy turbo motor.

Audi TT Specifications

Top speed:130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.4 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:109 ci (1,781 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:180 bhp (134 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Max torque:173 lb ft (234 Nm) @ 1,950 rpm
Weight:2,910 lb (1,323 kg)
Economy:31 mpg (11.07 km/I)

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